Have you ever wondered what happens to teens once they are no longer under the protection of the Department of Children and Families? Facing the world on your own at a tender age is tough task. Connecticut is lucky to be home to nonprofit, LISA, Inc., which helps young people build skills needed to successfully transition into adulthood.
Liberty Bank’s Southington branch has teamed up with this Southington-based organization to help collect household items — donated by employees and the public — to outfit nine apartments for youth aging out of foster care. So far, the collection includes: housewares, kitchen utensils, microwaves, blenders, towels, dishes, glasses and lamps.
Branch employees Sarah Russo, Patti Gugliotti, Deb Carson, and Diane Cizauskas organized the event. Branch Manager Rob Flood and Mortgage Originator Dave Gold also partnered with a local appliance store to get new major appliances donated, or at cost.
It’s all part of the bank’s Liberty Lends a Hand campaign, which promotes community volunteerism and hosts a collection for a nonprofit in every branch and department.